Jamie Foxx To Play Black Panthers Leader Geronimo Pratt

Jamie Foxx will reunite with his Ray director Taylor Hackford. Jamie has just joined the cast of Signal Hill, the Johnnie Cochran biopic starring Anthony Mackie.

Foxx, who won the Best Actor Oscar for the Hackford-helmed Ray, here will play Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, the former Black Panther party leader and Vietnam vet who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison for 27 years. Cochran was the lawyer who helped Pratt to settle a false imprisonment suit for $4.5 million back in 1992.

The film will also star Elizabeth Banks as Mary Neiswender, an investigative newspaper reporter who broke stories on the coverup.

 

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